We work in partnership with individuals and organizations that share our vision.
Our programs, audiences, and staff members reflect diverse perspectives and voices.
We are clear about what we do and how we do it.
We value our autonomy and freedom of thought in all of our relationships and activities.
We champion innovative ideas and approaches to topical conversations and debates.
Who We Are
We decided to create a space where Black people and everyone rooted in Africa and Ireland can come together and be part of a community that transcends beyond borders, language, and culture. A community founded on the pillars of knowledge, empowerment, and representation, with aim to support and unite communities whilst celebrating the duality of being African/Black and Irish.
“Anti-racism is not only a job for adult education. We need to involve the learners, talk to them……
The death of George Floyd has sparked civil rights protests around the world and obliged people to…..
ELEVEN YEARS AGO, I went into hospital to give birth to my first child – the first of three sons……
Growing up, especially during school, I have always tried to fit it in and be “one of the lads”. At one point I would have even considered myself to be anti-black. I would do silly things to impress my friends and say things like “Lads look at that black fella he looks weird”
Now that I have the support of Roots in Africa-Ireland and Rooted & United Youth, it’s the complete opposite! I’m proud that I’m Black and embrace all that it brings. The time for change is now! Using black pepper and salt gets boring throw some Maggi in there once in a while! ✊🏿
“Is craoltóir Gaeilge í Ola Majekodunmi. Tá sí líofa sa Ghaeilge agus labhraíonn a teanga dúchasach, Yoruba, sa bhaile. I'm proud of my heritage. I'm proud to be Nigerian and African. I carry that with me dearly and I will always honour my culture although I'm also Irish and grew up in Ireland. Duality is a beautiful thing".
“The exploration of the history of the many African countries intrigues and I am able to learn something new every day. It is important to have organisations that aim to tackle racism as society and politicians get to listen to voices of people of African Descent.”